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Racing on the Beach 1927

Ormond/Daytona Beach

 
 
Racing on the Beach 1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Racing on the Beach 1927 Marker
Inscription.  
In March Major H.O.D. Segrave sets world record and is first to break 200 mph barrier with two way average run of 203.792 mph. Within 1 hour period driving 1000 horsepower Sunbeam Mystery.

Segrave experiences severe wind buffet against head rest and is first to wear hard crash helmet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 29° 13.695′ N, 81° 0.449′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from North Ocean Avenue south of Auditorium Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Marker located beachside near Daytona Beach Pier. The best way to see this marker is to park in the parking garage on the west side of Atlantic Avenue. Walk over the pedestrian bridge on the second floor, keep walking past the shops and restaurants toward the ocean. The marker is a distance on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Racing on the Beach 1928 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1922
Racing on the Beach 1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Racing on the Beach 1927 Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1920 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Racing on the Beach 1928 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1919 (a few steps from this marker); Racing On The Beach (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1931 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Henry Segrave and the Sunbeam Mystery 1927 image. Click for full size.
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3. Henry Segrave and the Sunbeam Mystery 1927
Measured Mile image. Click for full size.
Photographed By North Turn Bar and Grill, November 12, 2017
4. Measured Mile
A Salute To Speed image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
5. A Salute To Speed
A Walk Through Racing History In The Daytona Beach Area
Records
Reveries
Heroes
Speed On The Beach
1903 - 1935
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 28, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022